Stone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerStone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Stone Fox

byJohn Reynolds GardinerIllustratorGreg Hargreaves

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

John Reynolds Gardiner, an engineer by profession, has also worked as a writer adapting children's stories for television.A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in West Germany, Central America, and the state of Idaho, where he first heard the legend that is the basis forStone Fox, his first published work. He is also the author ofTop S...
Title:Stone FoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.19 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401324

ISBN - 13:9780064401326

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


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Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad it was not bad but I would recommend some more. the ending wasn't that bad but some one died I won't tell who you will have to read it. good book for ages 6-12.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Now that I've stopped crying, I can write a review. A wonderful, timeless story about the strength and will of a boy and his dog.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now, this was good This... This book was good. I'm not one for reading fiction books, though this book kept me hooked. I read the whole thing in one sitting, it was quite the emotional one. Hit me right in the tear ducts
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I really like this book. The story is amazing and I love being caught up in the plot every time. A childhood favorite, a must read, and a must own!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome book this book is a great read.just when u think u cant find a good book this one it now.i feel real bad fir little willy when...hey wait u better read this book to find out for yourself .a great read
Date published: 2006-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stone Fox Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can a ten-year-old get five hundred dollars in a hurry? Then Willy sees the poster for the National Dogsled Race. The race pits Willy against the best dog teams in the country, including the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyeds, who have never lost a race. And Stone Fox wants the prize money as badly as Willy does. Willy's dog, Searchlight, is every bit as fast as the competition, and Willy knows the terrain better than anyone. But can one boy and one dog be a match for the unbeatable Stone Fox?
Date published: 2000-02-01

From Our Editors

Willy doesn’t have the problems that regular 10-year-old boys do. He needs to win the big dogsled race in order to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm -- but that means beating the huge Indian mountain man, Stone Fox. This David versus Goliath story will delight all young readers.

Editorial Reviews

“A superb piece of storytelling—without doubt the most exciting and moving book this season.”